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The Collegiate Chorale to Perform NOT THE MESSIAH at Carnegie Hall This WinterThe Collegiate Chorale to Perform NOT THE MESSIAH at Carnegie Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

Gregory Haney, Marc Kudisch, Telly Leung & More to Workshop New Musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL in NYC Next MonthGregory Haney, Marc Kudisch, Telly Leung & More to Workshop New Musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL in NYC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

?The new musical THE NINE FATHERS OF ARIEL is currently undergoing a New York workshop, concluding with invited rehearsals for industry members on November 6 and 7. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 22nd, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 22nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 22, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. We've got Halloween offerings 'Musical Of The Living Dead,' 'Witches Among Us,' 'Bewildered!' and more, 'The Wild Party' and 'Parade,' plus brief appearaces by'Bells Are Ringing' and 'The Color Purple,' Duncan Sheik in concert and a review of 'Edges' at Davenport's! (more...)

Off-Broadway's BAYSIDE! THE MUSICAL! Sets Halloween Edition, 10/29-11/1Off-Broadway's BAYSIDE! THE MUSICAL! Sets Halloween Edition, 10/29-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

National Lampoon's Bayside! The Musical! - the hilarious unauthorized parody of the wholesome Saturday morning program "Saved by the Bell" - will present a special Halloween edition this year. For the week of Wednesday, October 29 through Saturday, November 1, the new show will be inspired on the classic 1991 "Mystery Weekend" episode of "Saved by the Bell." That week is also "Saved by the Bell" Costume Week: anyone who attends the musical dressed as their favorite character will receive a special prize. Dustin Diamond - the original "Screech" from the TV series - will be featured in every performance through December 6, playing Dustin Diamond, the role he was born to play. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jenna Russell About URINETOWN, GUYS AND DOLLS And Candy Crush...BWW Interviews: Jenna Russell About URINETOWN, GUYS AND DOLLS And Candy Crush...
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 8, 2014

London's Penelope Pennywise talks about the West End transfer of Urinetown, why she thinks Sophie Thompson is one of the best actresses around today - and how not to injure yourself when you fall off a stage... (more...)

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle, 10/28-11/22John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle, 10/28-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Cafe Carlyle will welcome back acclaimed husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey for a four-week engagement, October 28 - November 22. They'll make their annual fall pilgrimage to The Carlyle with an all-new show entitled Grown Up Songs. Grown Up Songs features sophisticated selections for the most sophisticated venue in New York City with music by Stephen Sondheim, Johnny Mercer, Paul McCartney, Alan Jay Lerner, Adam Guettel, Billy Joel and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bailiwick Chicago's THE WILD PARTY, Now Playing Through 11/1Photo Flash: First Look at Bailiwick Chicago's THE WILD PARTY, Now Playing Through 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago launches its 2014-15 season with the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical THE WILD PARTY, with music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, book by LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe, based on the 1928 poem by Joseph Moncure March, directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier, with musical direction by Aaron Benham*. THE WILD PARTY will play through November 1, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 1st, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 1st, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 1, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's Super October! Local productions of 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Titanic,' 'Parade' and 'The Wild Party' have folks excited! 'At Last' and 'Cole Porter's Greatest Hits' honor past artists, the Savoyaires mount 'The Grand Duke,' and Des Plaines goes 'Legally Blonde.' Colleges produce 'Into The Woods' and 'In The Heights, 'Amazing Grace' arrives downtown and more! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Annie Golden, Ann Harada & More Set for SUNDANCE...SINGS! at Symphony Space TonightChristine Ebersole, Annie Golden, Ann Harada & More Set for SUNDANCE...SINGS! at Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Tonight, September 29 (8 pm), Symphony Space will present Sundance...Sings!, spotlighting songs from groundbreaking shows developed with support from the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, sung by a stellar cast. Christine Ebersole, Ann Harada, Annie Golden, Joshua Henry, and fourteen other notables will take the stage at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in selections from the Broadway oeuvre of Stew + Heidi Rodewald, Scott Frankel, Adam Guettel, Lisa Kron, Michael John LaChiusa, Bill Finn, Steven Lutvak, Duncan Sheik, and others. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jeffrey Coyle About Directing the Musical  HELLO AGAINBWW Interviews: Jeffrey Coyle About Directing the Musical HELLO AGAIN
by Mark C. Lloyd - Sep 18, 2014

As the first production of American Repertory Theater of WNY's 2014-15 season about to kick-off with Michael John LaChiusa's musical HELLO AGAIN, Artie Award winning director, Jeffrey Coyle took time from a busy rehearsal schedule to answer a few questions about the production schedule to open on September 11th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ART of WNY's HELLO AGAINPhoto Flash: First Look at ART of WNY's HELLO AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Coming off a historic 2013-14 seventh season, in which the company lead the Buffalo theater community with four Artie Awards for Theatrical Excellence and won its very first award for Best Musical Production, American Repertory Theater of WNY is proud to kick-off the 2014-15 season with a production of Michael John LaChiusa's HELLO AGAIN on September 11th and will run until October 4th. All performances will be at the ART in the Box, 16 Linwood Avenue, Buffalo NY 14219. Showtimes are 7:30 pm, Thursday through Saturday performances. Ticket prices are $25 general/$20 online general; $18 Student/$15 Student online. For more ticket information visit www.artofwny.org or call 716-634-1102. (more...)

Christina DeCicco to Star in LITTLE FISH; Performances Begin, 9/24Christina DeCicco to Star in LITTLE FISH; Performances Begin, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The full cast has been announced for a new production of Michael John LaChiusa's 2003 Off-Broadway musical Little Fish that will begin performances September 24th at The June Havoc Theatre for a run through September 27th. The cast will be lead by Christina DeCicco (Evita, Spiderman-Turn Off The Dark, Wicked) and will be featuring Alli Foss, Michael Di Liberto, Ashley Campana, Will Erat, Ashley Klanac, John D. Haggerty, Gil Perez-Abraham & Jeanne Tinker. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 10th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 10th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 10, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Remembering Bernie Yvon and honoring Bebe Neuwirth. And the show goes on with Route 66's Alanis Morissette tribute, 'Cats' at the Paramount, Bailiwick's 'Wild Party' and BoHo's 'Parade,' music improv at MCL Chicago, the new Refuge Theatre Project, and Chicagoans on tour with 'Sister Act!' (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Annie Golden, Ann Harada & More Set for SUNDANCE...SINGS! at Symphony Space, 9/29Christine Ebersole, Annie Golden, Ann Harada & More Set for SUNDANCE...SINGS! at Symphony Space, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

On Monday, September 29 (8 pm), Symphony Space will present Sundance…Sings!, spotlighting songs from groundbreaking shows developed with support from the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, sung by a stellar cast. Christine Ebersole, Ann Harada, Annie Golden, Joshua Henry, and fourteen other notables will take the stage at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in selections from the Broadway oeuvre of Stew + Heidi Rodewald, Scott Frankel, Adam Guettel, Lisa Kron, Michael John LaChiusa, Bill Finn, Steven Lutvak, Duncan Sheik, and others. (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago to Open 2014-15 Season with THE WILD PARTY, 10/2-11/1Bailiwick Chicago to Open 2014-15 Season with THE WILD PARTY, 10/2-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago will launch its 2014-15 season with the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical THE WILD PARTY, with music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, book by LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe, based on the 1928 poem by Joseph Moncure March, directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier, with musical direction by Aaron Benham*. THE WILD PARTY will play October 2 - November 1, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, October 5 at 7 pm. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: National Music Theater Institute - Training Beyond the Triple ThreatBWW Exclusive: National Music Theater Institute - Training Beyond the Triple Threat
by National Theater Institute - Sep 8, 2014

The National Music Theater Institute (NMTI) is the newest credit-earning, semester-long intensive from the National Theater Institute. Utilizing the O'Neill's experience and excellence in training young theater artists and history of developing new musicals (including Nine, Avenue Q, In The Heights, [title of show], and Violet), NMTI offers broad-based training in all areas of musical theater: acting, singing, directing, writing, dance, composition, and choreography. (more...)

ART of WNY to Present HELLO AGAIN, 9/11-10/4ART of WNY to Present HELLO AGAIN, 9/11-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Coming off a historic 2013-14 seventh season, in which the company lead the Buffalo theater community with four Artie Awards for Theatrical Excellence and won its very first award for Best Musical Production, American Repertory Theater of WNY is proud to kick-off the 2014-15 season with a production of Michael John LaChiusa's HELLO AGAIN on September 11th and will run until October 4th. All performances will be at the ART in the Box, 16 Linwood Avenue, Buffalo NY 14219. Showtimes are 7:30 pm, Thursday through Saturday performances. Ticket prices are $25 general/$20 online general; $18 Student/$15 Student online. For more ticket information visit www.artofwny.org or call 716-634-1102. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 3rd, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 3rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 3, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our Super September Fall Preview! 'Evil Dead,' a South African 'Magic Flute,' Aurora's 'Cats,' 'Women On The Verge...,' Theo's Kurt Weill and LOW's Cole Porter, Bailiwick's 'Wild Party,' Porchlight's 'Sweeney Todd' and more! (more...)

BWW Previews: American Repertory Theater of WNY's 2014-15 SeasonBWW Previews: American Repertory Theater of WNY's 2014-15 Season
by Mark C. Lloyd - Sep 1, 2014

AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER OF WESTERN NEW YORK is kicking off another great season in the Buffalo, New York area. (more...)

Los Musicales que vendrán: 20 obras imprescindiblesLos Musicales que vendrán: 20 obras imprescindibles
by Jerónimo Carmona - Aug 29, 2014

Por eso, es el momento propicio para repasar algunos de los estrenos mas importantes que llegaran a lo largo de esta nueva temporada musical. Nos esperan musicales en cantidades ingentes y para todos los gustos, con espectaculos nuevos, otros que se reponen, los que llevan años triunfando en la cartelera y una larga lista de propuestas que conforman un catalogo de gran variedad (more...)

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